from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A contrivance for poaching eggs.
  • noun One who poaches; one who intrudes on the preserves of another for the purpose of stealing game; one who kills game unlawfully.
  • noun The sea-poacher, a fish.
  • noun The widgeon, Mareca americana: so called from its habit of seizing the food for which other ducks have dived.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who poaches; one who kills or catches game or fish contrary to law.
  • noun (Zoöl.), Local, U.S. The American widgeon.
  • noun (Zoöl.) the lyrie.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who trespasses in order to take game illegally, one who poaches.
  • noun A vessel with shallow cuplike compartments in which eggs are cooked over boiling water
  • noun soccer An attacker with good movement inside the penalty box, see Wikipedia:Goal poacher.
  • noun Any of type of elongated fish in the Agonidae family, also known as alligatorfish, starsnout, hooknose and rockhead.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who hunts or fishes illegally on the property of another
  • noun a cooking vessel designed to poach food (such as fish or eggs)
  • noun small slender fish (to 8 inches) with body covered by bony plates; chiefly of deeper northern Pacific waters


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